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Fri., Aug. 2; 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Under the Sea Family Adventure Night

Families are Invited to an Under the Sea Celebration!

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This event is free with regular Conservatory admission, and guests are welcome to plan their arrivals at any time before or during event hours. Fri., Aug. 2 admission tickets are open now.

The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix takes place in Schenley Park on Aug. 1 – 4. Grand Prix staff will direct Phipps guests to free parking on nearby Flagstaff Hill on these days; guests will only be able to enter via Schenley Drive. Please see the PGVP road closure map for details.

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On Fri., Aug. 2, dive into the magical underwater world of our Summer Flower Show: Under the Sea with a night full of family friendly activities! Kids can look forward to exciting and educational activity stations, meet a mermaid and more. Plus, we'll continue the under the sea celebration by highlighting our adorable koi fish located in the Tropical Forest Conservatory! 

Activity Stations:

Story Time!
6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Dive into an aquatic adventure story time with SPARK books

Create a Sea Creature Craft! 
Get your gluesticks ready as we create a sea creature craft hosted by our friends at SPARK books! 

Make a Koi Fish Headband! 
Construct your own headband inspired by our koi fish! 

Pot-a-Plant!
Learn about the plants of Summer Flower Show: Under the Sea and take home your own potted plant! 

Crafts are geared to children ages 3 - 8, but all are welcome to participate. This event is free with regular Conservatory admission, and guests are welcome to plan their arrivals at any time before or during event hours; you can book August 2 admission tickets here. Members and children under 2 are free. 

Photo © Paul Vladuchick

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